Wednesday October 29th, 2014

Jeremy Guthrie will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, which is among the highest pressure situations a major league pitcher can have. Guthrie's second job as the team's translator is considerably more relaxed, as evidenced by its modest pay: a gift certificate to a barbecue restaurant.

Guthrie learned to speak Spanish while on a Mormon mission to Spain and has helped translate for the club's Spanish speakers at postgame-press conferences this year.

For The Win reports that the team got the bilingual starter a gift certificate to Jack Stack BBQ as a thank you for his service.

“It’s a great restaurant,” Guthrie said. “I look forward to it. We need to win these games so I can be able to go out and enjoy it.”

So if you think you might see a foreign substance on Guthrie's hat or hand during Game 7, you can rest easy knowing it is probably just some delicious Kansas City barbecue sauce.

Brendan Maloy

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